WORLD Bird flu now spreads to 9 Indian states

WORLD

Bird flu now spreads to 9 Indian states

Xinhua

23:39, January 11, 2021

A man sanitizes the empty cages of the chicken at closed chicken wholesale market in Ghazipur after the outbreak of bird flu in New Delhi on Jan. 11, 2021. Avian Flu, or bird flu, has spread to two more Indian states, namely Delhi and Maharashtra, taking the total number of such states to 9 on Monday. (Photos: Xinhua)

NEW DELHI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Avian Flu, or bird flu, has spread to two more Indian states, namely Delhi and Maharashtra, taking the total number of such states to 9 on Monday.

While the bird flu was confirmed in Delhi after eight samples of dead crows and ducks were found positive, as many as 800 chickens were found dead in a village in Maharashtra due to bird flu.

The chickens died of the flu at Murumba village in Parbhani district, said media reports.

The other seven Indian states are - Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

Photo taken on Jan. 11, 2021 shows a view of the closed chicken wholesale market in Ghazipur after the outbreak of bird flu in New Delhi, India. Avian Flu, or bird flu, has spread to two more Indian states, namely Delhi and Maharashtra, taking the total number of such states to 9 on Monday.


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